Oct 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
's the second time in two weeks they've both been here. >> been here plenty of times even before that. president obama at george mason university in fairfax. mitt romney in abingdon, virginia. as susan mcginnis reports romney is now talking about a topic which never came up at wednesday night's debate. >> reporter: mitt romney now says he was wrong when he said 47% of americans feel entitled to government handouts and don't take responsibility for their lives. he previously called his comment inelegant but defended it. however, last night, romney told fox news -- >> reporter: romney's solid debate performance gave him a new spark on the campaign trail. before an estimated 10,000 people in virginia, he kept up his attacks on the president. >> what you didn't hear last night from the president is why it is the next four years are going to possibly be better than the last four years. >> reporter: the obama campaign admits it needs a change in strategy for the next two debates. president obama held back from attacking romney during the debate but that changed when he returned to the campaign trail.
Oct 8, 2012 3:00am PDT
. >> steve: then president obama in hollywood making fun of his lousy debate performance last week. >> and everybody here incredible professionals, they're such great friends and they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. [ laughter ] >> steve: funny line. this morning, his campaign has a new plan to turn things around and it relies on one person. insider dana perino here to explain. >> pete: and the nascar sprint cup spinning out of control. champ triggering a massive pileup at talladega. see this, believe it on "fox & friends" right now. >> steve: that was the last lap and amazingly, even though cars were flying all over place, nobody seriously hurt. >> pete: thank god. >> gretchen: 15 cars involved. more in later. peter is in for brian today. good morning to you. some head lines now, how should the world view america? in a few hours, we'll find out what mitt romney believes. he's going to give a major foreign policy address in virginia. he is expected to criticize the obama administration's response to the benghazi, libya terrorist attack. he'll
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
be having a rough week but with an approval rating of 65% or higher, michelle obama is still very popular with the american people. we've been following the first lady for the past several months and granted unusual access during this very high-stakes time in her life. i'll have a chance to sit down with mrs. obama at the white house. >> are we going to keep moving this country forward? what are we going to do! >> reporter: she said her husband's not so secret weapon. how many days to go? >> we're in the homestretch. >> reporter: this crossing the country the past few weeks not to mention a slew of talk shows. >> he's funny. i'm funnier. >> and the anniversary. >> reporter: it was then the anniversary, not exactly the date of her dream. she did get a hug from ann romney. >> is there a certain sisterhood between women who are in this position? >> absolutely. and this is something that barack and i have talked about, we've learned this over time, whoever makes this kind of sacrifice, they deserve a pat on the back because that's how this democracy woulds. >> outside the white house there's
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
.a.! >> reporter: enlisting a cast of celebrities, including stevie wonder, president obama picked up a little cash in california sunday night, made a self dep ri indicating illusion to last week's performance in the debates. >> everybody here incredible professionals, great friends, and they just perform flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. >> we're going to win florida, we're going to take back the white house. >> reporter: wrapping up a three day swing through the sunshine state, mitt romney is more confident and relaxed, invigorated by the strong debate and enthusiastic crowds. sunday, he previewed today's foreign policy speech in which he'll paint president obama as weak. >> i commit to you i will be a leader. when i am president, i will take the care that it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles that made america so strong. >> reporter: with the race tightening, the campaigns are sharpening attacks. a top obama adviser dismissing romney's debate performance as fundamentally dishonest. >> mitt romney will say absolutely anything to get elected. >> re
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
on the forecast straight ahead. >>> also, president obama hits up a star-studded campaign fund-raiser poking a little fun at his debate performance last week. we'll tell you what he had to say and look ahead to this week's big vice presidential debate. >>> and we'll meet the creator of a blog who mocks parents who fill their twitter and facebook updates with tweets about their kids. is it too mean-spirited? we'll ask her about that. >>> and check out this massive pile-up at a nascar race this season. this all happened on the final lap. more on that story in just a moment, but we want to begin with that first major blast of winter weather across a large chunk of the nation. nbc's kevin tibbles is in chicago this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: forgive me for looking a little confused this morning, though some would say most mornings i do, but today it's about the temperature. it is colder right now in chicago than it was during periods of last january. some people out here even had to get out their snow shovels, and it's only october. summer, fall, where have they gone so quickly?